New project to expand financial empowerment for Newcomers

13 September 2017
Prosper Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the Expanding Financial Empowerment for Newcomers project. This project aims to provide frontline staff at settlement agencies with training and resources to accurately assess newcomers’ financial literacy, connect newcomers to appropriate information, and help them plan financially for a successful settlement. 
 
Prosper Canada welcomes three community-based organizations to deliver the project:
 
  • AXIS (Acquiring eXperience Integrating Skills) Career and Employment Services
  • North York Community House
  • Saskatoon Open Door Society. 
Partners were selected for their experience working with newcomers and refugees to Canada, and for their understanding of the financial issues faced by newcomers. Together they have over 80 years of experience serving their communities to support newcomers and refugees in Canada. 
 
Through research and service design workshops with our project partners, Prosper Canada will develop an online financial literacy facilitator course, a financial coaching toolkit, and an online assessment tool. This project builds on the work conducted in the Financial Literacy for Newcomers project.
 
For a complete description of the partner organizations, read the full project description.
 
This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.